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5 Cities within 2 Hours of Malaga

Malaga, Cordoba, Granada, Seville & Jerez

The Costa Del Sol makes a fantastic base for travel around Andalucia.  There are some spectacular cities all within a couple of hours drive of Malaga and the Costa Del Sol,  each city offering something different and very special.  If you plan it right you could possibly see most of each of city in a day, but we would recommend staying over night, making the most of your trip and experiencing the cities at night when they really do come alive.

In all the cities we highly recommend booking a Free Walking Tour.  They normally last around 2 to 3 hours and at the end of the tour you give the guide a tip.  We also recommend the Red Bus Tours, these are great fun for all the family and if you are staying overnight, they can work out to be really good value.  Remember they are valid 24 or 48 hours from when you purchase the ticket.

Lastly, always check if there are any concerts on in these areas.   This year we saw Bryan Adams in Granada which was absolutely brilliant.  Its also worth checking on Local & Bank Holidays too,  you don´t want to arrive and find everything is closed.


Malaga City

Photography by Kate Vredevoogd

  • Free Walking Tour
  • Red Bus Tour is great and will take you up to Gibralfaro.
  • Museums, Picasso, MIMMA,  Automovil Museum, Pompedou and many more.
  • Do a Tapas Tour
  • Muelle Uno, Port Area filled with shops, restaurants, cafes with boat tours.
  • Visiting at Christmas?  You must see the lights!
  • How to get there? Drive, Taxi or Bus from Malaga Airport to Malaga City
  • About Malaga on Wikipedia




Photography by Alfonso Zafra

  • Free Walking Tour.
  • La Mezquita.  If you only see 1 thing it has to be this and ask for the Audio Tour.
  • The Roman Bridge, beautiful during the day and stunning at nightime.
  • Hotels.  We stayed at the Hospes Palacio de Bailío, situated in the heart of the City set within a stunning building.
  • Eating Out.  Lots of places to eat out, tapas is cheap so we often try a few different places.
  • How to get there? Drive, Train or Bus.
  • About Córdoba on Wikipedia



Photography by Alfonso Zafra

  • Free Walking Tour.
  • Alhambra.  You MUST book this in advance.  An absolute must see!
  • Parque de los Ciencias – Science Park.  You do need most of the day here.
  • Tapas & Drinks.  In many places tapas comes free with your drinks.
  • Hotels, lots to choose from, we loved the Hospes, Palacio de los Patos.
  • Stroll around the city with lots of street artists, entertainers and musicians.
  • How to get there?  Drive, Train or Bus.
  • About Granada on Wikipedia


Seville 2015 - 65

  • Free Walking Tour
  • There are also Segway Tours which are great fun and take you round the different quarters.
  • Setas de Seville.
  • There are Red Bus Tours, these will take you around the outskirts of the city.
  • Walk all the way up La Giralda for some amazing views of the city.
  • See a Flamenco Show
  • How to get there? Drive, Train or Bus.
  • About Seville Wikipedia



Photo from Turismo de la Provincia de Cádiz

  • Book a Free Walking Tour
  • Red Bus Tour, see the City, Alcazar and the Formula 1 Circuit.
  • Book a Sherry Tour and visit some of the fantastic Bodegas in the area
  • Jerez is famous for its Horse Shows and Dancing Horses.
  • Visit the Alcazar, you can book a tour in English & pay extra for Camera Obscura.
  • How to get there? Drive, Bus or Train.
  • Wikipedia about Jerez

We hope this inspires you to get out and about and travel around Andalucia.  Driving in Spain is very different to driving in the UK, there´s hardly any traffic on the main roads and the scenery is beautiful.  You could also fly directly into many of these cities if you choose to.

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